School board member may face ouster

School officials in Ford Heights are trying to oust a board member amid allegations that he impersonated the superintendent while using district funds to buy a gadget for his computer. Full Story
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Concerned

Chicago Heights, IL

#1 Oct 12, 2007
The sad part about the whole ordeal is that Mr. Jones does not have the best interest of FORD HEIGHTS at heart. Mr. Jones' children don't even live in our district! He is corrupt! He lies, steals and cheats. Research a little more and find out about what happened when NBA great Dwayne Wade donated gym shoes to village children! Ask around and you'll find someone who wants to expose the corrupt details behind his election to the school board! Ghost payroll! Nepitism! If Ladell Jones is involved...RUUUUUUUNNNNNNN! That is unless you are a family member...
Concerned Also

Lombard, IL

#2 Oct 17, 2007
Concerned wrote:
The sad part about the whole ordeal is that Mr. Jones does not have the best interest of FORD HEIGHTS at heart. Mr. Jones' children don't even live in our district! He is corrupt! He lies, steals and cheats. Research a little more and find out about what happened when NBA great Dwayne Wade donated gym shoes to village children! Ask around and you'll find someone who wants to expose the corrupt details behind his election to the school board! Ghost payroll! Nepitism! If Ladell Jones is involved...RUUUUUUUNNNNNNN! That is unless you are a family member...
You are correct in everthing that you have said LaDell jones does not have the best interest of the childre on of Ford Heights at heart and neither does any of the other Board members because that sat by and let all of this take place. LaDell Jones does not even reside in Ford Heights why is he on the board he has no children in the district why is he on the board if the board that he sits on is not good enough to educate his children what does that say for him. Rev. LaDell Jones is a so called minister who should not be on the Ford Heights School Board.
Sam Jones

Wheaton, IL

#3 Oct 24, 2007
Mr. Jones is not only board member that should be investigated. Mrs. Mary Elmore to name one, should be investigated for reason of conflict of interest.
Concerned Resident

Wheaton, IL

#4 Oct 30, 2007
Yes, it is indeed a travisty that is taken place in Ford Heights School District 169. Re: Mr. Ladell Jones. But you need to look at the broad picture...It was the people of the community who voted him in. Of course, it took others on the board to vote along side of him. He's not the only one who's guilty. The fact of the matter is our children are being given a great injustice. When are people going to start running who aren't just for "self?" When are the school funds are going to be truly spent on the students? Can someone of a hire authority please come in and hold all of these crooks accountible!!!
Concerned Parent

Park Forest, IL

#5 Oct 30, 2007
How much longer will the children of District 169 be short changed of much needed funding and outside support because of a corrupt school board who sits at the round table of deceit and intercepts for their own personal gain!?!?!?! This needs to stop NOW!!!
Worried

Park Forest, IL

#6 Oct 30, 2007
It is a shame that innocent children are being victimized by the ignorance of adults. Who has the best interest of the children at heart? This is not the first political incident that has showed its ugly self in this community. Other people often hear about Ford Heights and think that its products (children) will have no future. Ford Heights is full of eager, smart children who are ready to learn and continue into a bright future. It is unfortunate that many of them will be left behind as a result of acts like this one. He is not alone in his crime. There are many others who are past due their moment in the sun. Maybe this will blow the whole thing open and begin the implementatation of a new and brighter future for the children of this community.
Also concerned

Harvey, IL

#7 Dec 9, 2007
Concerned Resident wrote:
Yes, it is indeed a travisty that is taken place in Ford Heights School District 169. Re: Mr. Ladell Jones. But you need to look at the broad picture...It was the people of the community who voted him in. Of course, it took others on the board to vote along side of him. He's not the only one who's guilty. The fact of the matter is our children are being given a great injustice. When are people going to start running who aren't just for "self?" When are the school funds are going to be truly spent on the students? Can someone of a hire authority please come in and hold all of these crooks accountible!!!
Yes, I totally agree with youon Why haven't decent ran fo office and the reason is very clear. People who rob, steal, and cheats system sticks TOGETHER! There have been plenty of attempts to honest, trustworthy people to try to get on the boards of Ford Heights, but how when everybody on the Board both School and Village are CORRUPT! The only thing with Ladell Hardy is that He's Greedy!
Also concerned

Harvey, IL

#8 Dec 9, 2007
One thing I would like to know is what's going to happen to the rest of the people on these Boards thats also CORRUPT? I know it takes one man at a time to fall. There's a lot of cover up, rip offs of funding, family hiring scandal, and drug selling going on, in Ford Heights. But it's hard for board members to try to clean up or report fruadulent acts, when their also involved or previously done the same! Crime in Ford Heights was at one time so High, The Trustees didn't want the County Police out there because the makority of the crimes and Drugs were done by Trustee children! Everyone on the Board of Trustee is involved in the Drug Game! Tina McMichels - Keyes is living with and supports her man/husband Terrell Keyes who has been arrested for drugs, but she's on the Board. Stevie Simpson, Jimmy Viverette and Charles Griffin all are under investigation for funds that they stole from the Board. The Village of Ford Heights Mayor isn't any better He's a Drunk, and Does Not reside in Ford Heights either! How is it that Felons can be around our children? I thought that anyone who works in the school system or around kids period, has to be FINGER PRINTED! Well Ladell Hardy son Lamarr works around our smaller kids, what is with all these family member without proper education or training. All the school's consist of FRANKLIN'S, HARDY'S, and DRAKE'S! Why is that? Why is it that Love drake charge the district so much for busses!
Meyall

Wheaton, IL

#9 Mar 10, 2009
you dumm dumm ass bit... is so stupid,first of all get your facts right.If some one was caught with drugs,they will be paying the time.dummies get a life.you hoes must want them.yes you do ,you making up shit b/c you do not no the truth.Very petty you sick ass monster.you will still be at the bottom trying to climb your sick ass to the top but ,oops funny,you do not no your face from your ass.
Meyall

Wheaton, IL

#11 Mar 10, 2009
your mammy,slutty little tramps go back to school,no you can not b/c you think you no every little thing ,about people.Pick up a book you trick.Get a life and something in your mouth.motor trash.
Born and raised

United States

#12 May 30, 2009
Nothing will change in FH, the Hardeys, Franklins, Simpsons and Drakes and let's not forget now we have the Griffins and their realtives will continue to do what they do best. Lie, cheat, steal and destroy. I have no doubt that there was widespread fraud with the elections this past April and all the elections dating back to when Listenbe (?SP) was elected mayor year after year. I was also told that now there is dupty mayor in FH, "Love" Drake! who at one point was school board president. That seems to me to be a conflict of interest seeing that his family has a very lucretive contract with the village for school bus service. That is such a small village, you can walk it in least than an hour. Why is bus service necessary?
Oprah

United States

#13 Apr 8, 2010
Meyall wrote:
you dumm dumm ass bit... is so stupid,first of all get your facts right.If some one was caught with drugs,they will be paying the time.dummies get a life.you hoes must want them.yes you do ,you making up shit b/c you do not no the truth.Very petty you sick ass monster.you will still be at the bottom trying to climb your sick ass to the top but ,oops funny,you do not no your face from your ass.
If you want to try and represent someone learn how to spell really because you really don't make it any better. I feel it is way worse folks to pick on out there, really. I know you are mad but you sound very uneducated!
Oprah

United States

#14 Apr 8, 2010
Born and raised wrote:
Nothing will change in FH, the Hardeys, Franklins, Simpsons and Drakes and let's not forget now we have the Griffins and their realtives will continue to do what they do best. Lie, cheat, steal and destroy. I have no doubt that there was widespread fraud with the elections this past April and all the elections dating back to when Listenbe (?SP) was elected mayor year after year. I was also told that now there is dupty mayor in FH, "Love" Drake! who at one point was school board president. That seems to me to be a conflict of interest seeing that his family has a very lucretive contract with the village for school bus service. That is such a small village, you can walk it in least than an hour. Why is bus service necessary?
You really need to get your facts straight and you're naming names but I bet you wont post your real name.
Oprah

United States

#15 Apr 8, 2010
Meyall wrote:
your mammy,slutty little tramps go back to school,no you can not b/c you think you no every little thing ,about people.Pick up a book you trick.Get a life and something in your mouth.motor trash.
Very ignorant but didn't you just do a post saying Ford Heights school district dont need a bus? Now you are on here calling people tramps which shows your level...zero!
Oprah

United States

#18 Apr 8, 2010
Concerned Also wrote:
<quoted text> You are correct in everthing that you have said LaDell jones does not have the best interest of the childre on of Ford Heights at heart and neither does any of the other Board members because that sat by and let all of this take place. LaDell Jones does not even reside in Ford Heights why is he on the board he has no children in the district why is he on the board if the board that he sits on is not good enough to educate his children what does that say for him. Rev. LaDell Jones is a so called minister who should not be on the Ford Heights School Board.
How can you judge? You're on here giving names but putting your opinion here and not using your name. I bet you dont live in Ford Heights and who are you to judge and call him a so called minister? What's really sad is I bet you know him and you are African American...they say we have a crab effect hmmm?
Dorothy Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Apr 29, 2010
All the name calling and judging is not gonna correct the problem. People are so eager to judge others, God is the only one who has the power and authority to judge anyone, so if all the fault finders will read their BIBLE and study the Scriptures they would Pray for the village of Ford Heights. Our children are our future and they are the ones who really matters. So don't be a part of the problem be a part of the solution. God Bless.
Please Help the Innocent

Chicago, IL

#20 Oct 13, 2010
Now the new election we have April Johnson Holmes running for Trustee who lives in South Holland and has a section 8 on an apartment in lansing she hasnt resided in the community since she was busted for drugs and turn to be a set up and took down the ex-police department and as many others as she could. She destroyed and many families when she sent them to jail and now she plans to be a trustee of The Village of Ford Heights with no education not even a high school diploma. It sad or is it just a form of them destroying one another most of these people are uneducated and the ones that want to bring change are not heard due to fact the majority is ignorant maybe they should the name of the city to Dummyville since all the heads are ignorant or should the government justtake over the whole town to help the innocent citizens who suffer from lack of Positive Educated leadership Help the innocent
Kenneth Elmore

Chicago, IL

#21 Aug 26, 2011
Sam Jones wrote:
Mr. Jones is not only board member that should be investigated. Mrs. Mary Elmore to name one, should be investigated for reason of conflict of interest.
What conflict of interest for Mrs. Elmore, is it because she owns a day care center. Mr. Jones, you are reaching.
Ladell

United States

#22 May 3, 2012
First of all lol all of yall..
Ladell Jones

United States

#23 May 3, 2012
F the citizens of ford hts all of yall stupid for voting for chuck, this my city I gotta calling to be mayor..Vote for me...Ms Elmore is a crook but so are we all if given a chance...

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